Business and Finance


Published on September 16, 2014 - Page 6
PARIS (AP) — The scent of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European...
Published on September 16, 2014 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on...
Published on September 16, 2014 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you’re looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City. Less than 3 percent...
Published on September 15, 2014 - Page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season,...
Published on September 15, 2014 - Page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial...
Published on September 15, 2014 - Page 8
By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company...
Published on September 14, 2014 - Page 23
Dear Mr. Berko: Several weeks ago, your email advice to our 32-year-old college-educated son about Social Security was distressing and frightening...
Published on September 14, 2014 - Page 23
Dear Mr. Berko: I have $10,000 to invest for a two- to three-year time frame and want to invest aggressively in a biotechnology issue and an...
Published on September 13, 2014 - Page 20
NEW YORK (AP) — Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its...
Published on September 12, 2014 - Page 24
NEW YORK (AP) — RadioShack warned Thursday it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can’t rework its debt or find another...
Published on September 11, 2014 - Page 26
Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers. The discount chain...
Published on September 10, 2014 - Page 14
Job openings stay near 13-year high WASHINGTON (AP) —The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and...
Published on September 9, 2014 - Page 11
NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The...
Published on September 8, 2014 - Page 5
DETROIT (AP) — Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to...
Published on September 7, 2014 - Page 24
Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I each have a 401(k) plan and joint account. Her brother-in-law, a certified financial planner, gives us financial advice...
Published on September 7, 2014 - Page 24
Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 1,000 shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on your recommendation this April at $76 because of regular dividend increases...
Published on September 6, 2014 - Page 18
WASHINGTON (AP) —A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is...
Published on September 5, 2014 - Page 20
BERLIN (AP) — Visit any tourist destination, and you’re bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media....
Published on September 4, 2014 - Page 22
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco...
Published on September 3, 2014 - Page 18
DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. As the auto industry...

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